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Otoplasty - Ear Surgery

From an Ear Surgery-Otoplastyin San Francisco

Note: Otoplasty is also known as or ear reshaping

otoplastyAn aesthetic surgery to an ear, is a cosmetic procedure that alters the size or position of an ear. The medical term for this procedure is Otoplasty. The results of ear reshaping surgery depends greatly on the desired outcome. A good cosmetic surgeon with experience in otoplasty can give you a good idea what to expect after meeting and looking at the client. Otoplasty can improve self-confidence in children and teenagers, as well as adults. If the ears stick out too far, ear pinning can be performed to flatten the ears against the head. If one ear is positioned higher or lower than the other ear, ear relocation can be accomplished. Large, oversize ears can be reduced in size if desired, but should be saved for adults, as some children may grow into their ear size later.

When to Consider Ear Surgery

  • If born with overly large or small ears and at the end of adolescent's, they're still an issue
  • If the ears are oddly placed or deformed
  • If your ears stick out far from the skull laterally
  • If you have suffered an injury that has negatively impacted the shape or positioning of your ears

Am I a good candidate for ear surgery?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider ear surgery: If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure. If your ears have reached their full size, which usually happens around age six. Children are common patients for this procedure. A set-back otoplasty, which is a procedure to reduce the prominence of ears that stick out too much, can be performed on adults as well as children.


Ear Surgery Photos - Before & After